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Poster: listentothiseddie Date: Apr 27, 2013 12:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: get Well Bobby.. Video of the Bobby incident last night.

I disagree, in part, with your statement of them hanging it up.

I have seen them pull off a cryptical, the other one, golden road, dark star, death dont, born cross eyed, and other early songs really well. Often with energy as if it was the late sixties and a tightness like they never had back in the day. The musical ideas are often interesting and new, and it just works. I go back and listen to 68-69, and while there is a lot of hot shit in there, phil is better now then he was then, and face it, back in the day they were sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. But it was fun. However, I do not want to hear a cover of the grateful dead, or hear them do what they did. That is done, it is over, I expect Furthur to be different. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but I (usually) have a good time, which is about the same expectation I had with noddy Jerry by the 80's.

On the other hand, Furthur really needs to evaluate their tour schedule. It seems like everytime they do these long runs, or show->travel->show (repeat for 6 weeks), they sound tired, or Bobby loses his voice, or they are out of ideas. It isnt fair to us or them, there is no need to push yourself that hard.

Edit: ok, I will concede, this didn't come out quite like I meant it. Phil is experienced now, and nothing beats his work with the good ole grateful dead. But he is solid, his playing is creative to this day, and he still knows how to make a bass melodic and interesting and, well, awesome. Better wasn't the right word, because that isn't right, but he is consistent and doesn't slow down, or play a simple line either.
I'm just saying they don't slouch on the old tunes and just walk through them. Well at least Phil doesn't.
But even the best furthur, show is no Fillmore east, not even close.

This post was modified by listentothiseddie on 2013-04-27 07:30:58

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Apr 26, 2013 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: get Well Bobby.. Video of the Bobby incident last night.

Phil is better now...seriously? I mean SERIOUSLY? I agree that he is the only, repeat ONLY reason to see Futhur, but come on man. Thats like saying DSO is better than the Dead just because they are "tighter". Who cares that the music just lays there and does nothing it was freakin tight! Like a duck's ass.

Loose and sloppy was the real thing, this other stuff is Justin Bieber with a tye-dye on.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2013 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: get Well Bobby.. Video of the Bobby incident last night.

LS, I like your style.

I think that LtE was perhaps overstationg the case given the emotionally charged day we've all experienced dealing with this tragedy, so I've decided to (metaphorically) assist him with this "stage stumble", and say, "please edit your post to say 'I like Phil more, but yeah, he is NOT literally better' and let it go at that"

;)